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Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2019 Manchester City v Chelsea

2019 Manchester City v ChelseaFootball Language Podcast – 2019 Manchester City v Chelsea: On this week’s English through football podcast we look back at the big game on Sunday when Man City hosted Chelsea in the Premier League. We have another football-language quiz, explain some new football expressions, including the phrase ‘to be clean through on goal‘ and try and predict some of the games taking place this weekend. If you’d like the transcript to the show please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon). With the transcript you can improve your English by reading as you listen, or if you are a teacher of English you can use the transcript to make several activities for your learners. If you have questions or comments, email us at: (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).

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DF: You are listening to’s football-language podcast. Welcome everyone to the podcast for all lovers of the beautiful game of football, and those who want to improve their English language skills. My name’s Damian and I am in London on a rainy Sunday evening at the end of another weekend of great football action. Now, of course usually Damon is with us but he is still travelling so hopefully next week we will hear from him again. No doubt he will be happy after Liverpool’s easy win over Bournemouth yesterday that put his side back on top of the Premier League table. I didn’t manage to watch that game but I did see my favourite team Spurs win 3-1 against Leicester City today – a very nervy win indeed, while I also saw Manchester City absolutely demolish Chelsea  6-0, Chelsea were hit for six by City. The top of the Premier League table now sees City and Liverpool both on 65 points – City lead on goal difference – followed by Spurs in third place five points behind. An exciting title race indeed.


DF: Right, what do we have on the show this week? Well, we start with a review of some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the world of football and we follow this with a football-language quiz. Then we explain a football phrase from the week and then at the end we have a look at some predictions from the week. We also answer a listener’s question and give some tips on accessing some extra football-language materials. 

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